The more-grin-than-grim reaper.
A lot has happened this year, and a lot is still in progress. ‘Tis a busy season around here, harvesting food for the body and for the soul, but there is still a little time to kick up our heels.
September 3 will see Johnnie Ninety-Nine & Bro in Mossbank at the Old Wives Lake Festival. A bit later in the month, I get to head in to Moose Jaw to hang out with my buddy, Johnny Two Fingers at the Festival of Words open mic.
As I alluded to in The Quarterly Edition, Johnnie Ninety-Nine & Co. branched out into a lifelong dream of soundtracking and has been collaborating with Vancouver scriptwriter Andy H. Garland. His upcoming radio play, Duggan Hill, is currently in production. I don’t want to give too much away, but it is set in rural Saskatchewan (kind of like us!) and will definitely make your bones chilly.
The 2016 Berry Jam has come and gone, and was a whirling dervish of a good time. Plans for next year’s Jam and the third annual Songwriter’s Weekend are already under way, as are some other very exciting things on the horizon for the musical climate here in southwestern Saskatchewan. More details to come!